# VARP

Calculates variance based on the entire population.

**Syntax**

**VARP**(**number1**,number2, ...)

**Number1**,number2, ... are 1 to 30 number arguments corresponding to a population.

Logical values such as TRUE and FALSE and text are ignored. If logical values and text must not be ignored, use the VARPA worksheet function.

**Remarks**

- VARP assumes that its arguments are the entire population. If your data represents a sample of the population, then compute the variance using VAR.
- The equation for VARP is:

**Example**

Using the data from the VAR example and assuming that only 10 tools are produced during the production run, VARP measures the variance of breaking strengths for all the tools.

`VARP(A2:E3)`

equals 678.8